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  • Make-in-India push for solar cells Jul 24, 2020 09:57 AM IST

    Make-in-India push for solar cells

    Local players keen on manufacturing; big challenge is to produce competitive products

  • Solar power is shining bright, but let's not make thermal plants unviable Jul 13, 2020 08:53 AM IST

    Solar power is shining bright, but let's not make thermal plants unviable

    Policy issues need to be addressed to strike the right balance between green and conventional energy sources

  • Solar power in India | Spanish company wins bid with lowest tariff at Rs 2.36 per unit Jul 01, 2020 12:24 PM IST

    Solar power in India | Spanish company wins bid with lowest tariff at Rs 2.36 per unit

    Before, this the lowest bid was Rs 2.44 per unit by ACME Solar in July 2018 for a 600 MW solar power project in Rajasthan.

  • India is “directionally right” in achieving renewable target: Tata Power Solar MD Ashish Khanna Jun 29, 2020 10:45 AM IST

    India is “directionally right” in achieving renewable target: Tata Power Solar MD Ashish Khanna

    Ashish Khanna has, however, issued a note of caution in regard to the need for the establishment of the right renewable eco-system in India.

  • Policy | Aatmanirbhar Bharat must boost solar equipment manufacturing Jun 04, 2020 10:56 AM IST

    Policy | Aatmanirbhar Bharat must boost solar equipment manufacturing

    The government is focused on solar energy generation, however, for energy security it must have a strong domestic manufacturing sector that will make it self-reliant

  • Petronas eyeing India's ACME Solar assets worth Rs 450-500 crore: Report May 27, 2020 01:26 PM IST

    Petronas eyeing India's ACME Solar assets worth Rs 450-500 crore: Report

    Petronas will likely conduct the deal worth Rs 450-500 crore through its Indian arm Amplus Energy Solutions

  • COVID-19: India to add only 5,000 MW solar capacity in 2020, says report May 20, 2020 06:52 PM IST

    COVID-19: India to add only 5,000 MW solar capacity in 2020, says report

    Solar installations during January-March quarter were down 39 percent as compared to 1,761 MW added in the corresponding period last year.

  • Policy | Nuclear power is the way forward Feb 19, 2020 01:24 PM IST

    Policy | Nuclear power is the way forward

    A focus on nuclear power will not only help India reduce its dependence on fossil fuels that contribute to climate change, but will also make India more energy independent.

  • Coronavirus could hamper $2.24 billion in Indian solar projects: Crisil Feb 17, 2020 08:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus could hamper $2.24 billion in Indian solar projects: Crisil

    The coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more than 1,700 people and infected 70,000 others, has hit the Chinese economy and disturbed global supply chains.

  • 5 MW solar power plants to be set up in Noida Dec 05, 2019 08:35 PM IST

    5 MW solar power plants to be set up in Noida

    The decision is yet to be made through e-tendering process for finalisation of contractor for installation, operation and maintenance for 25 years of the 5 MW solar photovoltaic plants, Tyagi said.

  • India sets up 31,696-MW solar power generation capacity: R K Singh Nov 28, 2019 09:10 PM IST

    India sets up 31,696-MW solar power generation capacity: R K Singh

    The government's target is to installing 1,00,000 MW grid-connected solar power capacity by December 2022, Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

  • Delhi Metro’s green initiative | DMRC produces about 32 MW of solar power, says MD Mangu Singh Nov 28, 2019 10:05 AM IST

    Delhi Metro’s green initiative | DMRC produces about 32 MW of solar power, says MD Mangu Singh

    Travel by Metro consumes 1 unit of energy, the same journey by car takes 22 units

  • Telangana to invite bids for producing 1,000 MW solar power Sep 18, 2019 05:28 PM IST

    Telangana to invite bids for producing 1,000 MW solar power

    State-owned Singareni Collieries Company was entrusted to install 300 mw solar power project, which would take the total commissioned capacity to 5,000 MW

  • SECI extends deadline to bid for 6 GW solar projects till September 11 Aug 26, 2019 06:35 PM IST

    SECI extends deadline to bid for 6 GW solar projects till September 11

    An industry source said no company submitted bids under the auction for the 6 GW manufacturing linked solar energy projects.

  • Bengal gets proposal for 800 MW solar power project: Minister Aug 24, 2019 05:56 PM IST

    Bengal gets proposal for 800 MW solar power project: Minister

    Power purchase agreement (PPA), however, will be the key to execute the project, West Bengal's Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said.

  • Essel Infra to sell solar assets worth Rs 2,000 crore to Adani Group Jun 18, 2019 10:25 AM IST

    Essel Infra to sell solar assets worth Rs 2,000 crore to Adani Group

    This would be the third sale for Essel Infraprojects, which aims to monetize assets to pay off creditors.

  • SECI again extends deadline till May 31 for 3-GW manufacturing-linked solar bids May 14, 2019 06:24 PM IST

    SECI again extends deadline till May 31 for 3-GW manufacturing-linked solar bids

    According to the notice, the last date of bid submission is extended till May 31, 2019 (till 1600 hours). The techno-commercial bid opening shall be carried out from 1700 hours on the same day.

  • Delhi Metro trains to now run on solar power too; DMRC gets 27 MW power from Rewa project Apr 18, 2019 09:15 PM IST

    Delhi Metro trains to now run on solar power too; DMRC gets 27 MW power from Rewa project

    This will also be the first time when the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be receiving power from an 'offsite source'.

  • Cheap solar power singes state electricity boards' revenues Mar 22, 2019 03:53 PM IST

    Cheap solar power singes state electricity boards' revenues

    This case could make the case stronger for captive power producers on the one hand, and for rooftop solar power producers on the other for reasons that are explained a bit later. The court, in its order, reiterated the principle of settled contracts which lends certainty to power purchase agreements (PPAs) and imposes confidence in investors.

  • India's solar capacity addition down 15.5% at 8.2 GW in 2018 Feb 28, 2019 05:42 PM IST

    India's solar capacity addition down 15.5% at 8.2 GW in 2018

    The year 2017 saw new solar installations of 9,782 MW.

  • India's solar capacity at 28 GW at December-end, says Bridge To India report Feb 19, 2019 06:30 PM IST

    India's solar capacity at 28 GW at December-end, says Bridge To India report

    India's total solar installed capacity and pipeline stood at 28,057 MW and 17,658 MW as on December 31, 2018, according to the report.

  • Goa government notifies solar energy policy Feb 09, 2019 12:06 PM IST

    Goa government notifies solar energy policy

    The policy, which was notified on February 7, came into force with immediate effect.

  • India unlikely to achieve 100 GW solar power target of 2022 Feb 08, 2019 03:07 PM IST

    India unlikely to achieve 100 GW solar power target of 2022

    India's installed grid-connected power generation capacity increased 4 per cent from January to October 2018 to reach 347 GW.

  • Govt nod for setting up 12,000 MW solar power projects Feb 06, 2019 10:18 PM IST

    Govt nod for setting up 12,000 MW solar power projects

    The decision was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here.

  • Opinion | How the govt has left the solar sector in darkness Jan 31, 2019 12:18 PM IST

    Opinion | How the govt has left the solar sector in darkness

    Most state grids are near bankrupt and cannot pay for the ever-increasing subsidy amounts doled out. Once the elections are over, they will have no option but to stop these freebies.

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